The store was opened in August 2005 by Marnie McKnight. Marnie, an Indiana State University Alumni, opened Once Upon A Child in Bloomington IN in 2000 and thought a great idea to bring to Terre Haute and the surrounding area.
She personally loved the idea of recycling her kids' clothes and a place to find the cute styles and brands that her kids wanted, but didn't like paying so much for them. A place where everything was organized and easy to find, and the price where she could get more than one outfit for her kids is exactly what she wanted for her family. Her daughter Josie was only a baby when she first opened the store and now Josie is able to be one of those smiling faces greeting customers.
The Terre Haute store just celebrated their 10 year anniversary and we are so thankful to be a part of the Wabash Valley and the community. The loyalty of our customers returning as their family grows and spreading the word about our store has allowed us to serve the Terre Haute area year after year. You will see the staff walking with the March of Dimes, supporting CASA kids and lots of other local events and organizations.